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AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

...much more slowly. This can lead to a serious overdose of the medication or of the recreational drug. An overdose of a medication can cause serious side effects. An overdose of a recreational drug can be deadly. At least one death of a person with HIV has been blamed on mixing a protease inhibitor with the recreational drug Ecstasy. Some ARVs can change the amount of methadone in the bloodstream. It may be necessary to adjust the dosage of...
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Is A.I.D.S Contageous after death

iS A.I.D.S Contageous after death
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...your esteemed professors: no risk. See below.Dr. BobHIV (HIV from CORPSE OR CADAVER, 2009) Oct 9, 2009If a patient has been dead for 3 days, you dont know their HIV status, you get punctured with a suturing needle while performing and autopsy on... Read more »

HIV TRANSMISSION FROM DEAD BODY

I am a surgeon. I was working on a deadbody which was preserved in a refrigerator for 18 hours. As i was working , a piece of muscle splashed in to my eyes. I didnt take any prophylactic medications. What is the potential risk of me getting infected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...thumb and later came to know that bood was HIV positive.What is your advice? If virus cannot survive more than 24 hrs after the death, why the test is positive even after 11 days?Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,Your HIV-acquisition risk is... Read more »

AIDS after death

my wife works as an undertaker. Does the AIDS virus live after death and can she contract AIDS from working with body fluids of corpses?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...asking questions,and who invited you to our station but still you wouldnt come. but here goes another one. doc i was removing a dead person from a collapsed building when i got in contact with his blood, the person has been dead for 2+ days. am i... Read more »

No where else to go and feeling like I deserve to be punished and die... please please help me Dr. Robert... my parents said that if I am gay they will disown me... (COMING OUT, 2010)

Dear Dr...I hope you can really help me alleviate my emotional stress. I've been freaking out and could not get any sleep. I don't know where to go because I'm scared that my parents will kick me out of the house an disown me if I come out and I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of the posts that were posted by people who fear this disease. I'm like the other people who fear for HIV and I'm scared to death.Here's why: I found a thrush on the side of my left cheek in my mouth, I panicked to death. That's why I see little... Read more »
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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...disease. When the immune system loses too many CD4 cells, you are less able to fight off infection and can develop serious, often deadly, infections. These are called opportunistic infections (OIs). When someone dies of AIDS, it is usually OIs... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...adults and 1.4 million children younger than 15 years -- were living with HIV/AIDS. Through 2000, cumulative HIV/AIDS-associated deaths worldwide numbered approximately 21.8 million -- 17.5 million adults and 4.3 million children younger than 15... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

... Why Are There so Many AIDS Myths? Myths About "Catching" HIV Myths About a Cure AIDS Is a Death Sentence The Government Developed AIDS to Reduce Minority Populations Myths About Medications Why Are There so Many Read more »
The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...was begun in 1996, the average life expectancy for HIV-positive people in Europe and North America has increased. In addition, death rates for HIV-positive people who receive combination antiretroviral treatment has dropped. Unfortunately, the... Read more »
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am i on death row

Posted by soimnotalone, 10 Replies
...for months I have been reading the advancement of meds and how people are living longer with hiv as long as they take their meds and take care of themselves. does that apply to those of us who graduated Read more »

Getting an understanding of HIV

Posted by Mssimone, 2 Replies
...sit and think about wondering if someone else is thinking it too. Serious responders please Do H.I.V. automaticaly eqaul death? (hiv=death) The reason why I ask is because all of the commercials and the Hiv/aids "wrap it up" marketing... Read more »

Once the fluid containing HIV dries, is it dead?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Once vaginal secretion dry, would the HIV in them die? And how long would HIV live if it were into underwear? Would it die once soaked in? Read more »

my mommy has AIDS...

Posted by Anonymous
...from someone. This person whoes blood mommy got had AIDS. Now she is dieing and I want this person who gave mommy her blood dead. Unfortunatly, he died already. I want my mommy back. Read more »